2023 Summer Camp Coordinator

The Summer Camp Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and administrative functions of the Language Detectives Summer Camp offered by UBC Linguistics: https://recreation.ubc.ca/camps/summer/language-speaking-writing-language-detectives/

The goal of these camps is to engage children in language learning and explore other languages, as well as to introduce students to Linguistic concepts in fun and interactive ways.



  • Under the supervision/direction of the Student Programs Manager (M&P), coordinates all aspects of the “Language Detectives” summer camps, including:
    • Marketing the camps to parents
    • Development of camp curriculum and activities
    • Assisting with recruiting and interviewing camp instructors (undergraduate student employees) and volunteers
    • Day-to-day supervision of the camp instructors and volunteers
    • Liaison with parents, the Department of Linguistics, and UBC Camps
  • Participates in first aid training, orientation, planning meetings and/or other preparation activities
  • Holds a valid criminal record check Standard First-Aid/CPR certification and provides proof of both to the Department of Linguistics prior to the commencement of the camps.
  • Performs other duties as required



  • Major/minor or completion of undergraduate degree in Linguistics, Speech Sciences or Cognitive Systems
  • 2+ years’ experience working with children in group settings
  • Able to take initiative
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and be an effective team player
  • Able to problem-solve
  • Able to develop new methods and procedures



UBC – Totem Field Studios, 2613 West Mall


Term of Employment

  • The term of employment will be from May 15 to September 1
  • The position will be part-time (up to 20 hrs/wk) from May 15 to June 23
  • Full-time hours (35 hr/wk) will be from June 26 to September 1
  • The summer camps will run from July 4 to August 25 (8 weeks)
  • Additional vacation may not be taken for the duration of the summer camps


To Apply:

Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2023 via this form: https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/summer-camp-coordinator-app/

Applications must include:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position
  • Resume


Successful candidates will have to provide the following documents prior to the start date (May 15): 

  • Current Criminal Record Check
  • Current First-aid/CPR certification
  • UBC Bullying and Harassment training (https://www.hse2.ubc.ca/moodle/login/index.php) and Privacy and Security training (https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/content/training)


Only successful candidates will be contacted. Hiring decisions are made in accordance with UBC’s hiring practices (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/).

Questions may be directed to ling.summercamp@ubc.ca.